Ajax (High Priest and Toparch)
- Authority in from c. 10 AD to 15 AD
Octavian divided rule of Cilicia between Amyntas of Galatia and the principality of Olba, which was ruled by Teucrid high priests. Ajax ruled Olba and its territories as high priest and toparch under Augustus and Tiberius, c. 10 - 15 A.D.
Perhaps this dynasty of high priests claimed decent from the Ajax or Teucer, heroes of the Trojan war.
High Priest and Toparch Ajax (High Priest and Toparch) of western Cilicia
Ajax (High Priest
draped bust of right Ajax high priest wearing pilos (as Hermes); kerykeion over breast; ΑΙΑΝΤΟΣ ΤΕΥΚΡΟΥ
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Ref: RPC I, 3725; G. M. Staffieri, La mo...